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"My 100th" - "Listen& Improve"

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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-24
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones, Dedications at Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-28 3:40
Viewed: 4023
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my 100th Post. Thanks to all my TN friends who supported me wholeheartedly and given me directions to improve. The picture is dedicated to all my TN friends.


The Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicata, is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, family Muscicapidae. It, and similar small species, are often called chats.

The Indian Robin is an insectivorous species which is a resident breeder in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. It is found in scrub jungle and other open habitats including around habitation. It nests in a hole in a wall, tree-stump or bank, laying 2-3 creamy white eggs on a pad of grass lined with feathers or hair. Only the female incubates the eggs.

This species is 19cm long, including the long cocked tail. It is similar in shape to the smaller European Robin, but is longer-tailed.

The male of the race found in southern India and Sri Lanka, S. f. fulicata, is completely glossy black apart from a white shoulder patch and a reddish lower belly. Males of the northern race S. f. cambaiensis have a grey back and crown. Females are dark grey above and paler below.

This is a common and tame bird. It is terrestrial, hopping along the ground with cocked tail. The male sings a few melodic notes during courtship

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Saxicoloides

I had many shots but this one some how I liked it to post as expression of both the birds were different from the normal shot. I will post other ones later.

Thanks for looking and offering your valuable advice and comments.

Have a wonderful weekend.

haraprasan, JORAPAVI, Matt-Bird, mayuresh, Argus, cicindela, jcoowanitwong, dew77, ridvan, rousettus, ramthakur has marked this note useful
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Hi Ganesh,
Congrats on your 100th post. The capture is excellent in POV, Sharpness and Composition. Nice subject and informative notes. Thanks a lot for sharing friend. Keep Shooting.

Hi Ganesh

Excellent content and lighting! A well made 100!!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-28 4:20]

Hi Ganesh,
A brilliant shot for your 100th post!!
Sharp and well composed with an excellant DOF.
Very well done,
Joe :))

Hola Narayanan,
Preciosa imagen de bella composición la que nos presentas para tu 100th post. Gracias por compartir estas bellezas y esperamos muchas más, Saludos
José Ramón

Congratulation Narayanan.
This is a nice posting for your 100th. I like the look this shot, the Robin is in a nice spot to show off and in front of an on looker. Sharp, clean phot,
well seen.

Hi Ganesh,

Congratulations on your 100th post! Well done. Great POV and composition, good focus and nice BG. TFS


Hi ganesh,
congrats on your 100th post,image is very well composed,sharp and well dof

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-28 7:53]

Congratulations on your 100th Ganesh!
Nice capture of a dominating female Indian Robin, the inferior male being lower and suitably kept to half!
Amusing composition and well presented, making it a nice posting to celebrate your 100. I look forward to lots more from you!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Ganesan,
Good shot. Congratulations on your 100th.Very good focus, sharpness and details.
TFS, Smitha.

Dear Ganesh!
At first I would like to congratulate you because of your 100th post! So more than 7 months on TN! I hope that you will be here the next 7 years ;>
TFS and best greetings,

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-06-28 8:32]

Congratulation on your 100th post Ganesh. This is a fantastic capture. Nice composition, colours and details.

Hi Ganesh,
Congratulations to your 100th post. Beautiful bird photo. Nice to see both sexes in the same picture. Great pov and nice blurred background. Looking forward to more of your beautiful picture.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-28 11:33]

Hello Narayanan,
Congratulations on your 100th post.Beautiful scane.Well caught,framed and composed.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-28 13:05]

selam narayanan; nice shot of this lovely birds,good details presented ,the bg is abit exposed but nice POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-28 19:36]

Hello Ganesh

Congratulations on #100.The shot is very good ,A teacher and the pupil.LOL.Good focus and DOF.The POV is well handled.Here is to many more.TFS


A pesardel justo enfoque (jejeje) unas excelentes poses de las aves que hacen una fotografía original y diferente. Enhorabuena Narayanan !!


100 pictures in a short period of time ! Great achievement. It shows how addictive TN can be. Congratulations ! Keep posting.

Murali Santhanam

hi gannu,
first of all please accept my heartfelt wishes for posting 100th shot, you reached this figure very fast, you have selected really a wonderful shot depicting a nice moment presenting the spirit of TN,
looking forward to another 100 from you,
best wishes,

Hello Ganesan! Congratulations on your 100th post. I always enjoy seeing your post. Although I have not been keeping up much with TrekNature as I am travelling and working onsite these days. But Keep up the good work!

Soooo wonderful, Ganesh,
thanks for sharing this lovely shot.
And congrats for 100 beautiful posts, you are getting better and better.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Congratulations on your 100th posting Ganesan! And according to all the birds they are singing about it as I type. Very nice picture. TFS. :)

Dear Ganesan, nice picture, i would have loved to see the other bird also in the frame. Nice picture well done with teh background and details. TFS. Congrst for your 100.
with best regards.vab.

Congratulations on your 100th post Narayanan. It is very nice shot. Beautiful birds. Focus, lighting and title so nice. TFS
best wishes

I missed quite a few of your pictures in my period of transition, Ganesan, and that includes this really exciting 100th post from you.
You have captured a really interesting moment from nature -- two birds in close 'communication' with each other.
A great snap shot with very good compositional qualities.
Very many congratulations on your first century and looking forward to the second!
All the best.

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